Athens County Upgraded To Level 2 Public Health Emergency< < Back to
ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — After weeks of being listed as a Level 1 Public Health Emergency, the state determined an increase in the spread of coronavirus warranted Athens County being upgraded to Level 2.
Gov. DeWine released this week’s Ohio Public Health Advisory System map during his press briefing Thursday.
A county at a Level 2 Public Health is defined by the state as having increased exposure and spread of coronavirus. It must trigger at least two of the state’s seven indicators.
As of Thursday, Athens County triggered two indicators: new cases increase and non-congregate cases.
Not many counties surrounding Athens County moved on the Public Health Advisory System. Pike County was downgraded from Level 2 to Level 1.
The Athens City-County Health Department reported five new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, bringing the county’s total to 404 since the beginning of the pandemic.
Of those cases, 30 are active and 372 are recovered, according to the health department.